Resources Theses



Dynamic Safety Analysis of a Subcritical Advanced Burner Reactor, PhD NRE, 2017, Andrew Bopp


Confinement Tuning of a 0-D Plasma Dynamics Model, MS NRE, 2016, Maxwell Hill

Calculation of the Radial Electric Field in the DIII-D Tokamak Edge Plasma, PhD NRE, 2016, Theresa Wilks


“Comparison of the Effects of Realistic Flux Surface Models on Calculations of Plasma Asymmetries in DIII-D”, MS NRE, 2015, Timothy Collart

“The Effect of Ion-Orbit-Loss on the Distribution of Ion, Energy, and Momentum from the Edge Plasma into the Scrape-off Layer in Tokamaks”, MS NRE, 2015, Matthew Schumann


“Evolution of Edge Pedestal Transport between ELMs in DIII-D”, PhD NRE, 2014, John-Patrick Floyd (pdf)


“Toroidal Phasing of Resonant Magnetic Perturbation Effect on Edge Transport in the DIII-D Tokamak”, MSNE 2013, Theresa M. Wilks (pdf) (now in the NRE PhD program at Georgia Tech)


“Extension of Neoclassical Rotation Theory for Tokamaks to Account for Geometric Expansion/Compression of Magnetic Flux Surfaces”, PhD NRE 2012, Cheonho Bae (pdf) (now at the K-STAR Project, Korean Atomic Energy Fusion Research Lab)

“Evolution of Radial force Balance and Radial Transport Over a L-H Transition”, MSNE 2012, Min-Hee Sayer (pdf) (now with the United States Navy)


“Effects of Fuel Type on the Safety Characteristics of a Sodium Cooled Fast Reactor”, PhD NRE 2011, Tyler S. Sumner (pdf) (now at Argonne National Laboratory)

“A Numerical Investigation of Extending Diffusion Theory Codes to Solve the Generalized Diffusion Equation in the Edge Pedestal”, MSNE, 2011, John-Patrick Floyd II (pdf) (now in the NRE PhD program at Georgia Tech)

“Subcritical Transmutation of Spent Nuclear Fuel”, PhD NRE 2011, Christopher M. Sommer (pdf) (now at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory)


“An Examination of the Effects of Neutral Particles on the Edge Plasma in Tokamaks”, PhD NRE 2010, Zachary W. Friis (pdf) (now at West Physics Consulting)


“Fuel Cycle Design and Analysis of SABR: Subcritical Advanced Burner Reactor”, MSNE 2008, Christopher M. Sommer (pdf) (now at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory)

“A Safety and Dynamics Analysis of the Subcritical Advanced Burner Reactor: SABR”, MSNE 2008, Tyler S. Sumner (pdf) (now at Argonne National Laboratory)


“Fuel Cycle Optimization of a Helium-Cooled, Sub-Critical, Fast Transmutation of Waste Reactor with a Fusion Neutron Source”, MSNE 2006, James W. Maddox (pdf) (now at AREVA, Lynchburg, VA)


“Neutral Particle Transport in Plasma Edge Using Transmission/Escape Probability (TEP) Method”, PhD 2005, Dingkang Zhang (pdf) (now Research Scientist, NRE Program, Georgia Tech)

“Investigation of MARFE Induced H-L Back Transitions”, MSNE 2005, Zachary W. Friis (pdf) (now at West Physics Consulting)


“Neutron Transmutation of Nuclear Waste”, PhD 2002, Edward A. Hoffman (pdf) (now at Nuclear Energy Division, Argonne National Lab)

“A Superconducting Fusion Transmutation of Waste Reactor”, MSNE 2002, Andrew N. Mauer (pdf) (now at US Nuclear Regulatory Commission)


“Tokamak Density Limits”, PhD 2000, Frederick A. Kelly (pdf) (now Physics Consultant)

“Neutral Particle Transport in the Plasma Edge and Divertor Region”, PhD 2000, Roberto Rubilar (pdf) (now at Knolls Atomic Power Lab)


“Plasma Facing Component Design Concepts in Heat Removal and Stress”, MSNE 1997, Diane C. Norris (pdf) (now at SAIC)


“Low Activation Tokamak Reactors”, MSNE 1995, Edward A. Hoffman (pdf) (now at Nuclear Energy Division, Argonne National Lab)

“Data Modeling and Analysis for the TFTR Differential Phase Reflectometer with Applications to ICRH”, PhD 1995, Ivan Collazo-Lopez (pdf)


“Effects of Pulsed Electrodes on Magnetized Plasma”, PhD 1994, Richard Logan (pdf)


“Rotation in Tokamaks”, MSNE 1993, Danika Jackson (pdf) .

“Effect of Poloidal Electric Field on Plasma Transport”, PhD 1993, K. Indireshkumar (pdf) (now at Princeton Plasma Physics Lab)


“Microwave Reflectometry on the Advanced Toroidal Facility to Measure Density Fluctuations and Their Radial Correlation Lengths”, PhD 1991, Gregory R. Hanson (pdf) (now at Oak Ridge National Lab).

“An Experimental Study of Fast Ion Behavior in the Advanced Toroidal Facility”, PhD 1991, Mickey R. Wade (pdf) (now at DIII-D, General Atomics)

“Analysis of Rotation Experiments in TFTR”, PhD 1991, Gabriella Pautasso (pdf) (now at ASDEX Upgrade, Max-Planck Institut fur Plasmaphysik, Germany)


“Fast Wave Ion Cyclotron Resonance Heating Experiments on the Advanced Toroidal Facility”, PhD 1990, Myeun Kwon (pdf) (now at K-STAR Project, Korean Atomic Energy Fusion Research Lab)


“Particle and Momentum Confinement in Tokamak Plasmas with Unbalanced Neutral Beam Injection and Strong Rotation”, PhD 1988, Muhammad Azfaal Malik (pdf) (now at Pakistan Atomic Energy Com.)


“Ion Transport Theory for a Strongly Rotating Beam Injected Plasma”, PhD 1987, Gary W. Neeley (pdf) (now at AREVA, Lynchburg, VA)


“A Study of Self-Sustaining Thin-Films as a Means of Fusion Plasma Impurity and Wall Erosion Control”, PhD 1984, Arthur B. DeWald (pdf) (now at Savannah River Research Lab)

“Neutral Beam Driven Impurity Flow Reversal in Tokamaks”, PhD 1984, Richard B. Bennett (pdf) (now at General Public Utilities)

“Saturated Tearing Modes in Low Aspect Ratio Tokamaks”, PhD 1984, Robert N. Morris (pdf) (now at Oak Ridge National Laboratory)